Metaphorの例文や意味・使い方に関するQ&A

「Metaphor」を含む文の意味

Q: metaphor とはどういう意味ですか?
A: A metaphor is a when someone is telling you that something is something even when it's not.
It sounds confusing so here's an example:

"The teacher is a Witch"

This is a metaphor because I'm saying that the teacher is a witch when she's not. Do you understand?

If not here's another example:

"The man is a cat"

This is a metaphor because I'm saying that the man is a cat but he's not.
Q: metaphor とはどういう意味ですか?
A: When a word or phrase is added to an object which is not actually possible.
Example: "Curtain of night"
Q: metaphor とはどういう意味ですか?
A: It's a figure of speech, where it has a rhetorical effect of (for example) in novel, the writer is mentioning one thing, but purposely meaning the other.
Q: You're on top of me. (metaphor) とはどういう意味ですか?
A: Usually it can mean that there is a person standing too close to the speaker

When your boss is looking over your shoulder right there
'You're on top of me."

「Metaphor」の使い方・例文

Q: metaphor を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: I won't stop adding up fuel to the fire of enthusiasm.

Q: " a metaphor for " を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: QAの全文をご確認ください
Q: metaphor を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: He is a lion ( means that he is brave)
Time is gold. (precious like gold)
He is a pig when he eats (eats too much)
Q: metaphor examples in literature を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: He looks like a giant

「Metaphor」の類語とその違い

Q: A metaphor can be found in here. と A metaphor can be found here. はどう違いますか?
A: Thanks! But, what do you mean by non-standard English?
Q: metaphor と analogy はどう違いますか?
A: A metaphor is figurative speech, using an unrelated image or description that immediately conveys the desired concept.  Examples: "It was raining cats and dogs." and "... an iron curtain has descended across the Continent."

An analogy explains by relating the subject to something with shared character.  
Examples: "I am a rock, I am an island." and "My old computer was a boat anchor."
Q: metaphor と similar はどう違いますか?
A: *simile

Metaphor: sea of tears

Simile: she cried so much she could create a sea with her tears.

Metaphor compares two things indirectly, a simile compares two things directly.
Q: metaphor と symbol はどう違いますか?
A: A symbol represents/ stands for something else. Usually something concrete that represents something abstract. Like a heart is a symbol of love.
A metaphor is a figure of speech. It is usually an exaggeration that is not literal. An example would be I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.

「Metaphor」を翻訳

Q: I want to use metaphor in a sentence.
For example: it appears drastically with the metaphor (of/that) each has the volcano of success which is ready to erupt.
What is the preposition after the word metaphor?
Please help! Thank you! は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: I would write the sentence like this: It appears drastically with the metaphor of the ready to erupt volcano of success.
Q: metaphor は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: QAの全文をご確認ください
Q: I just wanted to say a metaphor は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: QAの全文をご確認ください
Q: metaphor は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
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「Metaphor」についての他の質問

Q: If I metaphor a man and a woman with a key and a lock respectively,

A key which can open most locks, is good but A lock which can be opened with any keys is bad. この表現は自然ですか?
A: QAの全文をご確認ください
Q: metaphorの発音を音声で教えてください。
Q: "I think that metaphor is good. Metaphor is a comparison of two different objects, for example you compared learning English to building a structure." この表現は自然ですか?
A: “A metaphor is a comparison of two different objects. For example, one might say ‘The dog’s black fur was the night sky.’ Here, the dog’s fur is being compared to the night sky.”

With metaphors, two objects are compared by saying that one object (the dog’s fur) is literally something different (the night sky).

I know this was a different example but I hope it helped. 👍
Q: What does "the metaphor of the matrix" mean?

I found that the people who are most effective, you know, and both effective and efficient are people who could see through the noise and really get to the signal. Be able to separate yourself outside of the metaphor of the matrix so that you could have clarity of purpose. And I think one of the things that’s really powerful also is just a lot of people, they give away their sovereignty and their power first thing in the morning. Like, the first thing in the morning they’ll just pick up their phone and they’ll check everything. Because there’s the way it’s set up, they’re getting their dopamine fixes and it’s really rewriting their brain.
A: the metaphor of the matrix = a reference to the movie The Matrix (1999), where the characters believe they are living in reality, but discover that they are actually trapped in a computer simulation by an evil artificial intelligence

I believe he's encouraging people to become less dependent on technology and use their own brain power rather than rely on electronic devices to remember things for them.
Q: Could it be correct to use "much" instead of "many" to make a metaphor? Might you tell me,please?:D
I will be glad if there were some examples!
A: There is some overlap in meaning. Use many when talking about indivual things like: many people, many times, many apples. Much has a sense of general plurality like; much fruit in the market, much traffic, much confusion after the accident

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